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Computed Tomography and
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology -
Traditional Clinical I

Curriculum Description

The Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology curriculum prepares the individual to use specialized equipment to visualize cross-sectional anatomical structures and aid physicians in the demonstration of pathologies and disease processes. Individuals entering this curriculum must be registered or registry-eligible radiologic technologist, radiation therapist, or nuclear medicine technologist.

Course work prepares the technologist to provide patient care and perform studies utilizing imaging equipment, professional communication, and quality assurance in scheduled and emergency procedures through academic and clinical studies.

Graduates may be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Advanced-Level testing in Computed Tomography and/or Magnetic Resonance Imaging examinations. They may find employment in facilities which perform these imaging procedures.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.


NC CIP: 51.0999
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CAT 210 CT Physics & Equipment 3 0 0 3
CAT 210A CT Physics & Equip Lab 0 2 0 1
CAT 212 CT Sectional-Anatomy 3 0 0 3
CAT 215 CT Procedures 3 0 0 3
CAT 226 CT Clinical Practicum 0 0 18 6
  Total: 9 2 18 16

Total Credit Hours: 16

Additional Information

This is the first certificate of a two certificate plan.

This certificate is an entry-level approach to CT and is designed for either the seasoned technologist or new graduate. Courses are taught in a traditional classroom environment. Clinical practicum courses are required and completed on the campuses of Forsyth Tech clinical affiliates located in or near Winston-Salem, NC. The student accrues the competency exams needed to satisfy the America Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ minimum core clinical requirements and upon completing the program, he or she receives the necessary documentation guaranteeing eligibility to challenge the ARRT Post-Primary Examination in Computed Tomography.

Criminal Background Checks/Drug Screening
Clinical agencies require criminal background checks and/ or drug screening for students assigned to their facility for clinical education. In addition, national and/or state registry and/ or licensure boards may prohibit eligibility for registry or licensure based on criminal background records. Please refer to the Health Technologies section on